The Board meets on the first and third Monday of each month. Meetings begin at 1:00 p.m. and are held in the department conference room at 65 Lafayette Ave, Littleton. Board meetings are open to the public and time is allotted for public comments at each meeting.
The regularly scheduled business meeting of the Littleton Water and Light (LWL) Board of Commissioners (BOC) began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday,
June 6, 2022 in the LWL conference room. Present were Commissioner Peter Cooper, Commissioner Ralph Ross, Commissioner Linda MacNeil, Director of Finance Lori Hogan and Superintendent Thomas Considine.
The minutes of the May 16, 2022 regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting were reviewed. Commissioner MacNeil made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Commissioner Ross.
The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0
Convergent Energy reviewed (virtually) a revised proposal regarding a Battery Storage solution with the BOC. The goal is to reduce LWL cost associated with transmission demand/capacity by trimming/shaving loads during peak hours of each day. The proposed system could be located potentially at the Westside Substation, owned, maintained, and operated by Convergent Energy.
Following some additional discussion, relative to the economics of the proposed Convergent Energy proposed that a draft terms sheet or letter of intent needs should be signed by LWL by June 30, 2022 to secure proposed prices.
Superintendent Considine advised the BOC that LWL is expecting another similar presentation regarding a potential battery storage solution later this week.
The BOC agreed to contact Daymark Energy regarding their experience with the economics of a battery storage system.
SUPERINTENDENT/ GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT:
1. LWL is currently working on US 302 near the Bethlehem town line to complete several water system maintenance projects in advance of the NHDOT plans to pave this section of roadway. A small leak discovered this past winter was repaired near 109 Bethlehem Road this morning. The replacement/upgrade of the fire hydrant near 251 Bethlehem Road and installation of an air release valve at the end of the line is also on the schedule.
2. Work to relocate the Burndy circuit 21 on to Burndy Drive has restarted. The project was paused earlier this year due shipping delays regarding the overhead conductor needed to complete the project (ordered in September 2021). It is expected that the remaining conductors will be installed this week and the circuit energized soon thereafter.
3. Technicians from Geosphere Environmental are planning to install several pressure transmitters into private resident wellhead throughout Bethlehem and Littleton in preparation for a sustained 7-day pump test required by NHDES to permit Lafayette Well B. LWL is attempting to secure a 277/480 pole mounted transformer to provide temporary power for the test as a more economical solution to renting a portable generator.
GENERAL/ OTHER BUSINESS
Due to scheduling conflicts the BOC may not meet again until Tuesday
July 5, 2022. If required a BOC meeting could be convened following proper notice.
There being no further business to come before the board Commissioner Ross made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Commissioner MacNeil.
The vote was in favor of the motion 3-0-0.
Meeting adjourned at 2:17 p.m.
The regularly scheduled Commissionerís meeting is held twice monthly on the first and third Monday, at 1:00 p.m., in the Departmentís conference room.